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We offer a wide variety of siding options and product types

When it comes to siding there are many options and more manufactures of different material are coming all the time. We have done a variety of projects using all different material. They all have their pros and cons. 

Siding types

  • LP® SmartSide
  • Vinyl
  • Fiber Cement (James Hardie or Hardie Board)
  • Steel
  • Faux Stone Panels

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LP® SmartSide

LP® SmartSide is becoming a very popular choice for many homeowners and commercial projects. While it is more expensive than vinyl, it provides a very upscale appearance and will last for years to come. Arrow Exterior Design is a  certified LP® SmartSide installer and we can help make your home look amazing with LP® SmartSide!

LP® SmartSide Benefits

  • Impact and hail resistant
  • Realistic woodgrain texture
  • Comes in many styles and unlimited colors
  • Can be painted
  • 50 year warranty
  • Renewable resource (made from sustainable aspen)
  • No harsh chemicals used in the manufacturing process
  • Rot, mold and insect resistant
  • Made in USA



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Vinyl is the least expensive and most popular type of siding in the U.S. There are several different quality grades in vinyl and it’s important to know what type is being installed on your home. Thickness is one determining factor when deciding quality. Vinyl ranges from .040 mm to .055 mm thick. 

The color of vinyl siding may also determine the price. Generally the darker or richer the color, the more expensive it is.  

Another trend that is happening is vinyl siding is being paired with different style trims to provide a more upscale appearance while not breaking the budget.

Vinyl siding Benefits

  • Least expensive option 
  • Easiest to install
  • Virtually maintenance free
  • Many designs and colors to choose from
  • Versatile
  • Lots of manufacturers with many quality and warranty options
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Cement Board

The most common brand of cement board is James Hardie brand. It is sometimes referred to as "Hardie Board". It has been around since the mid '80s and is a popular alternative to Vinyl. It is more expensive to install because it is harder to cut and heavier to install than Vinyl or LP® Smartside. 

Benefits of Cement Board

  • Fire Resistant
  • Impact Resistant
  • Rot, mold and insect resistant
  • Any color available can be painted
  • Wood grain or smooth available
  • 30 year warranty


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Steel Siding

Steel siding is a popular option for people who want to upgrade from vinyl. There are several manufactures and different options to choose from. It can be more impact resistant than most vinyl, but still may dent with large enough hail. Some of the paints can become chalky, and fade over time, so it is best to choose a quality brand and ask your Arrow Exterior Design Consultant what the options are.


Faux Stone Panels

These are panels that are designed to look like real stone but are installed like siding. They are much less expensive than real stone or brick as there is no need for a mason and they go on much more quickly. 


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